For most Canadians there are two forms of insurance that provide help with health care costs – provincially run health systems and additional benefit insurance that they have access to, most often through an employer or workplace. These additional benefit plans are highly valued as they save the average household considerable amounts of money each year. Those who don’t have access to such a plan would like to, and there is broad openness and majority support for the idea of a tax credit to stimulate take up among small and medium businesses.
The survey was conducted with 1,500 Canadian adults from February 20 to 25, 2023. A random sample of panelists were invited to complete the survey from a set of partner panels based on the Lucid exchange platform. These partners are typically double opt-in survey panels, blended to manage out potential skews in the data from a single source.
The margin of error for a comparable probability-based random sample of the same size is +/- 2.6%, 19 times out of 20.
The data were weighted according to census data to ensure that the sample matched Canada’s population according to age, gender, educational attainment, and region. Totals may not add up to 100 due to rounding.
This survey was paid for by the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association.